After I received five packets of the protein mix in the mail, my partner, V, spotted them on the kitchen counter and asked if she could take one to work with her. So I divided them up between us, and you are now getting the opinions of two reviewers instead of just one. Yay!
This is particularly cool for this Perfect Fit product review, because we are complete opposites when it comes to diet, activity and fitness level. V is a meat-eating Marine who works out twice a day and stays very active, since – well, she is a Marine and all. I’m a vegan who spends most of my day in front of a computer screen and gives V dirty looks when she suggests that we go hike up a hill or something. One thing we do have in common is watching our weight, since she has to stay within USMC weight standards, and I have always been a big girl with the metabolism of a hibernating bear.
Plus, she usually isn’t all that interested in trying out the raw, organic or vegan goodies that show up in our kitchen, so I was excited that she actually wanted to try something. Of course, she loves her protein shakes, so I probably should have known that these packets might disappear into her backpack if I hadn’t willingly given up a couple of them.
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Let’s begin with the not-so-good start I had with my first trial, and then we will move on to the awesomeness.
I do a potassium-packed smoothie every day as part of my efforts to naturally manage that pesky neuro disorder I have mentioned before. So I thought I would just throw half a packet of Perfect Fit in the blender with my daily smoothie. Now, this protein powder is vanilla flavored, and on this particular day I also threw some blueberries in that blender. Not a great idea. But this is not the fault of the protein mix; I should have known that blueberries and vanilla in a smoothie do not necessarily complement each other well. It was drinkable, and it wasn’t all that bad, but blueberries were a bad idea – at least for my palate. I would like to add that I think this just goes for smoothies – I bet it is great in blueberry pancakes or muffins!
If I had just kept it to my usual potassium-rich ingredients (like bananas and strawberries) it would have been great. I did just that the next day, and I ended up with a creamy, dreamy, shake-like bit of goodness.
It’s super simple; just throw this stuff in the blender:
1 ½ cups coconut or almond milk
½ to 1 Perfect Fit packet (I used ½ a packet)
½ cup ice (optional – do this is you want more of a shake consistency)
You can also get creative by adding a bit of raw cacao powder, cinnamon or nutmeg – yum!
I divided mine into separate glasses to be able to try it with each of these additions, and I loved them all.
I also highly recommend mixing it with coconut water, which was delicious and is more nutritious than using water.
Once I get my hands on some more packets, I’m also going to try making a smoothie with vanilla-flavored So Delicious coconut milk yogurt. I have a sneaking suspicion that it will be quite divine. We ran out before I could try it in any baked goods, so I will also have to report back on how that goes once I order some more and get back to the lab/kitchen.
Oh – I almost forgot to mention…I’m in the process of trying to switch from coffee to maca root powder. I’m thinking that a maca-Perfect Fit shake will be a nice afternoon treat that will hit the spot on these hot days we have around here. I will report back on this one as well.
In short: She loves it.
Aside from the fact that she is fit, very active and not vegan, there is one more thing you should know about V that is relevant to this product review: She has a sweet tooth.
This is important to note because she usually finds vanilla-flavored protein powders a bit boring and bland. And – believe me – this girl who always has her shaker bottle close at hand has tried quite a few protein shakes.
Since she is on the go and generally does not have a blender handy throughout the day, she drank her Perfect Fit packets mixed with 12 ounces of water shaken in a regular water bottle. She reported back that she found this rice protein powder to be a satisfying treat that “tasted like a milkshake.” She also noted that the single-serve packets were super handy to keep on hand, which makes sense, since she can just toss one in her pack or tuck one in the cargo pocket on her cammies.
So, there you have it: We dig Perfect Fit rice protein powder!
All right, this Perfect Fit product review is getting awfully long, so let me just throw in some additional information that might be of interest to you, and then I will let you rest your eyes after all this reading.
Where to Buy Perfect Fit
You can buy single-serving packets or a 50-serving bag (the cheaper option) at PerfectFitProtein.com, or you can get the single-serving packets at Amazon.
You can also find some yummy recipes on the Tone It Up™ recipe page.
If you are interested in getting fit, I also recommend signing up for the Tone It Up™ email newsletter. By doing so, you will receive a welcome pack with a full-body toning routine and recipes, as well as weekly printable workouts, workout tips and other health-promoting goodness.
For our friends at the FTC – I received five packets of this product so that I could try it out and write this review. I did not receive further compensation from Tone It Up™ for this post.